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SBI PO Prelims 2017 Model Paper

Directions (1-5) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Italian super – luxury sports car manufacturer Lamborghini has spread its wings in India. And it, has just opened a dealership in bengaluru, the IT (information technology). capital of the country, It has already a dealership in Mumbai, the financial capital, and Delhi, the political capital. At a price tag of over Rs. 1 Crore. Who will buy a Lamborghini car? Rather, what gives the Italian car maker the confidence to not only drive into India but also expand its presence? The choice of its location for dealership gives a clue or two to its game plan, and also an insight into its prospective customer profile.

Bengaluru to locate it new dealership indicates that the Italian company is betting big on the neo rich who have sprouted in big numbers in the wake of an unprecedented growth experienced by this city. If super – luxury brand like Lamborghini is sensing an unfolding big opportunity in a New India, other traditional global luxury car makers have turned very ambitious with new launches. Despite high import duty barriers, global luxury car markers continue to believe that roll out new models and ramp up dealership in a bid to sustain the appetite of India’s super rich for expensive cars is only likely to grow. After the launch of BMW M5, priced at Rs. 1.35 crore its german rival Mercedes – Benz launched next – generation C- Class, priced at Rs. 40.9 lakh in New Delhi. The C- Class is one of the most successful products of Merc in India. It has so far sold over 20,000 units Cclass in India. Till date, Lamborghini had sold around 94 sports cars in the country.

It said the high import duty would impact the company’s sales in India, and 2014 might see a lower volume. In 2013, it sold around 22 super – luxury sports cars in India. “The import duty in India is higher than many other counties. We want to sell more cars in the country but the import duty in India is high as much as 167 percent. This huge import tax will impact the sales of the super cars in the country,” said Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelman. Apart from the high import duty, the late launch of its new model Huracan into India market was another reason for lower sales this year. The company expects to improve the sales next year. Lamborghini is also considering the possibility of launching its SUV in India by 2018. In April 2012 the company showcased its concept SUV at the Beijing Auto Show

1. Which of the following rationale explains the curtailing of Lamborghini car trade in India?
(A) The price figure ranges over one crore. 
(B) Lofty import duty
(C) Delayed launch of its new model 
a. Only A b. Only B
c. Only C and A
d. Only B and C
e. Only A and B

2. What kind of strategy is mentioned in the passage about the car selling geographical factor?
a. Launching a new model every six months will give lots of choices to buyers.
b. Competitive environment leads to better designing of Lamborghini cars.
c. Seeking out well – heeled people who have enormously emerged in Bengaluru.
d. Mumbai and Delhi are having many rich people, so it was easy for the company to launch their car first here.
e. None of these

3. Which of the following statements is true according to the given passage?
a. Lamborghini in the only company to flourish better in India when it comes to car sales.
b. The new model Huracan’s predecessor is Mercedes’ C- class
c. Lamborghini proliferates augmentation in India.
d. Mercedes- Benz is an adherent of Lamborghini.
e. None of these

4. According to the passage what makes the company think that their sales will grow in the country?
(A) The ability of afford high import duties by Indians who are living in rich metropolitan areas.
(B) The inclination of moneyed people towards sports car will potentially grow.
(C) The luxury car is a stipulated requirement or thriving people as it has been seen in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
a. Only A
b. Only B
c. Only C and A
d. Only B and C
e. Only A and B

5. What can be concluded from the passage about the buyers and sellers of Lamborghini cars?
(A) People in India have a good preference and knowledge about the Lamborghini car.
(B) Buyers are afar of sellers in India, therefore new metropolitan city was opted to launch a new dealership.
(C) Regarding car sales competitive environment is ubiquitous in India.
a. Only A
b. Only B
c. Only C
d. Only B and C
e. Only A and B

Directions (6 –11) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. 
We admire better hygiene and better traffic discipline abroad, but would breach the same back home. We condemn our system for churning out unemployed youth, but don’t like working hard to acquire knowledge. Students demanded their right to cheat in an examination; it is the same set of discards that later become a burden as they fail to acquire a skill for gainful employment. Rights are forcefully demanded, but duties generally detested . As citizens of a functioning democracy, we welcome populist policies and government bounties. The State is expected to provide free electricity, free Wi-fi, free water, free books, free housing, free transport, free health facilities, free education.

This will not raise much cavil if they are provided to the deserving sections of society. The problem arises when undeserving elements try to corner these benefits through devious means. The benefits that are provided by the government are seldom used in a responsible manner. Water and electricity are wasted, public utilities vandalised. We want the State’s delivery mechanism to be prompt and efficient, but we seldom reciprocate. We forget that it is the people who make the country and not the other way round. We resent nepotism and favouritism in government service delivery, but would not mind peddling influence to seek undue favours. The plan to develop smart cities would turn out to be still-born if we don’t have smart citizens who would be willing to make sacrifices for a dignified living. We under-report our income and underpay our taxes, but we resent the government’s plea on inadequate resources to provide for basic amenities.

Digging the road for a private purpose, piling building materials on thoroughfares, tapping of the sources of water or electricity is a common sight; but the same people will complain of congested roads, contaminated water or load-shedding without realising that it is their selfish actions which are affecting the quality of public services. There are enough laws and rules, but enforcement is seldom effective. While you pay a hefty $ 1000 fine for littering in a developed country or for a traffic violation, in India you can get away without penalty through various desi jugad (influence-peddling). Sometimes, the systemic imperfections impede the enforcement of the rule of law as the law-abiding citizens do not always get their rightful dues. Today, hundreds of thousands of applications for a fire licence or a building plan are allegedly pending in government offices for years, unless you pass on the speed money to those in the gravy train.

Many services in the government are rightly being outsourced on account of the inability to deliver in a timely, transparent and efficient manner. Similarly, many other critical services with substantive time and cost overruns, such as clearing a building plan or sanctioning a statutory licence should also be outsourced. Information technology needs to be suitably harnessed for most of these services. E-governance is definitely the way to the future. As a country we shall continue to grovel in the dust until the citizens are aware of their responsibilities. One only hopes that we shall soon wake up by acting as responsible citizens of a great nation.

6. According to the passage, what are the main causes of outsourcing of the government works?
a. Lack of technology aptitude among the government employees.
b. Lack of resource and man power.
c. Inability to maintain robust pattern of  work process.
d. Lack of confidence to implement process in time with transparency and efficiency.
e. Other than given options

7. Which of the following is/are valid suggestion given by the author?
(A) Responsibility should be shared among the citizen.
(B) E–governance should be encouraged.
(C) Rules should not be seen in totality.
a. Both (A) and B)
b. Both (B) and (C)
c. All (A), (B) and (C)
d. Only (C)
e. Only (A)

8. Which of the following is/are the ironical part of Indian citizens, according to the passage?
(A) We blame our government for non availability of jobs, but don’t like to work hard.
(B) We admire better hygiene and better traffic discipline abroad but usually breach the same in our country.
(C) Rights are violently expected, but duties are generally neglected.
(D) People resent favouritism and nepostim but would not mind seeking favours.
a. Only (A) and (C)
b. Only (B) and (C)
c. All (A), (B), (C) and D
d. Only (C)
e. Only (A) and (D)

9. Which of the following is the most suitable phrase/word to ‘Cavil’ as used in the passage?
a. A trivial and annoying objection
b. To act in an objectionable manner
c. To lower the dignity
d. Possessing qualities that given great satisfaction
e. Exercising the power

10. Which of the following is/are the constraints to the healthy civil/society?
(A) Lack of effective enforcement of rules.
(B) Lack of political will
(C) Selfish actions by the irresponsible citizens.
(D) An organised cartels to seek private interests.
a. Only (A) and (B)
b. Only (A) and (C)
c. Only (B) and (D)
d. All (A), (B), (C) and (D)
e. Only (A), (B) and (C)

11. What does the grary train expression mean?
a. An activity from which people make a lot of money very quickly and easily
b. Very fast train
c. Very comfortable train
d. A situation of high inflation
e. Growing economy

SBI PO Prelims 2017 Model Paper

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